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Human Resources Director Job Description

Job Purpose-Human Resources Director Job Description


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The Human Resources Director provides high level business partnering support, advice and guidance, while delivering highly effective leadership and management for the HR function.


An experienced and progressive HR professional, they will lead the modernisation of the HR professional services teams to deliver an excellent, consistent and agile service.



Key Responsibilities-Human Resources Director Job Description


• They will work closely on all strategic people-related issues and be a trusted HR advisor to Board.


• As a senior qualified HR professional, the Human Resources Director will be a highly credible adviser on the development of the People agenda, to ensure that the People agenda fully supports the business mission.


• The HR Director will provide effective and visible leadership as Head of Profession for the HR function, building a sense of identity and community for the profession and ensuring appropriate development mechanisms are in place to support professionalism and consistently high standards of HR skills and capability across all divisions and departments.


• They will provide leadership of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion agenda, working collaboratively with to further develop the broad engagement with this agenda.


• Core elements of the people agenda include:


o The recruitment of the highest calibre staff globally

o The retention of high performing staff

o Ensuring the reward strategies and practices are fully supporting the business mission

o The development of staff across the business, with a clear focus on leadership & management development and specifically the continued personal development of professional services staff



• The HR Director leads the work to further develop the quality of the HR service, developing an effective suite of key performance indicators to allow measurement and monitoring of progress, while delivering the best possible value for money, working within relevant financial & budgetary constraints.


• There will be a close working relationship with the Chief Information Officer and Data Management Group to ensure robust IT systems support the delivery and measurement of HR Services. You will ensure that the IT systems unpinning the

people agenda and management information generated, are reliable, robust and user needs are prioritised.


• Building on strong foundations, you will foster and further develop constructive and positive relationships with the recognised trades unions



• They will provide effective leadership for the continuing development of a positive safety culture, in particular by chairing the Consultative Committee for Health and Safety.


• An external ambassador for people agenda, you will represent the business to key external organisations


Knowledge Skills Experience and Qualifications-Human Resources Director Job Description


• Essential Criteria


• Educated to degree level and a Chartered Member/Fellow of CIPD with sound knowledge of employment legislation and good practice.


• Significant experience of operating at a senior level, in a complex organisation, with the ability to inspire confidence and gain credibility quickly, while sensitively and confidently challenging the as-is to bring about impactful change.



• Evidence of being a strategic and creative thinker and planner, while sensitively and successfully developing HR Strategies and contributing to organisational-wide strategic debate.


• Proven track record of developing and delivering significant transformational change within a large and complex setting.


• Demonstrable commitment to ensuring equality, diversity and inclusion is embedded across the business


• Well-developed interpersonal skills, able to enthuse, influence and work collaboratively with people at all levels and from all backgrounds.


• Well-developed employee-relations skills with experience of working in collaborative and purposeful partnership with Unions and delivering change and transformation in a Unionised environment.


• Substantial experience of leading and managing a diverse Human Resources function.


• Tenacious approach to delivery, quality of output and organisation, displaying integrity, self-motivation and self-awareness.


• Demonstrable ability to manage budgets and resources effectively with an ability to analyse complex data and situations and present back in a clear concise manner to different audiences.



• Pragmatic problem solver able to work to deadlines and makes sensible decisions in difficult situations.


Additional highly desirable criteria


• Proven track record of successfully applying a range of HR processes and techniques that build organisation capability and create a high-performance culture.


• Good understanding of technology and how digital solutions can be applied to transform and enhance people and HR services.


• Excellent leadership, team building and decision-making skills combined with the ability to inspire and motivate others.


• Takes responsibility for own actions and visibly supports the Senior Leadership Team and agenda.

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